No art is exercising such a strong in?uence over the human race at the present time as the art of Music. It has become so thoroughly a part of our existence that we rarely pause to consider to what an extent we are, as it were, enveloped in its sweet sounds, or how irremediable its loss would be to us. As a natural result of this, much interest has of late years been shown in every research which might tend to throw some light on its early history. The various musical instruments depicted in sculpture, or on coins, or some times luckily found in ancient tombs, have been carefully examined, with excellent results. Also, the broad*basis on which the study of History now stands, has allowed oppor tunities of comparing the music and musical instruments of ancient nations, and of classifying them into different families. It will be at once seen what important results must arise from this, for in company with customs, words, and even modes of thought, musical instruments may pass from one nation to another, whether their intercourse has been that of peaceful neighbours or of tyrannic foes.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - John Stainer
Published Date - September 02 2019
ISBN - 9780266300649
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
Page Count - 196
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